September 23, 2017

On sale September 18-24

 

Features

Sense of entitlement

Should financially independent adult children be entitled to an inheritance when a parent dies? As blended families become more common, Donna Chisholm investigates the increasingly murky state of succession law.

Power & glory

After years of protest, Christchurch will get back its iconic cathedral. And the restoration work is expected to be finished at about the same time as another celebrated religious building, this one in Spain. by Sally Blundell

Age of uncertainty

The prolific writer and philosopher AC Grayling says democracy is noisy and chaos can be productive. by Diana Wichtel

The last flight of the kahukura

A social activist and former Black Power member remembers a former gang comrade and urges gang members to foster his legacy. by Denis O’Reilly

 

This Life

Nutrition The average Kiwi already eats a low-carb diet, so there’s no need to panic over recent study findings. by Jennifer Bowden

Food After her life turned to custard, Sarah Tuck found comfort in recipes. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine The kiwi dollar is improving the quality of imported wines on our shelves. by Michael Cooper

Sport We should be wary of taking our lead on questions of morality from the tabloid press. by Paul Thomas

Psychology How do voters develop their political party identification? by Marc Wilson

 

Books & Culture

Playing his own Trump card

Salman Rushdie talks about his new novel, which riffs on the rise of Donald Trump, while pondering identity politics, life in New York and the movies. by James Robins

Film Judi Dench discusses her new role as an elderly Queen Victoria with an unlikely friendship. by Helen Barlow

Books About travels in the US states that have legalised marijuana, top-level captains, the perils of being a Saudi activist, Australian code breakers and the history of libraries, and a novel by Tim Corballis

A Way with Words Graeme Lay

Classical CDs From Michael Houstoun, the NZ String Quartet and the Te Kōkī Trio

Music From the National

Film Victoria & Abdul, Spookers

 

Commentary

Editorial

Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Politics Jane Clifton

Life Bill Ralston

The Good Life Michele Hewitson

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

TV programmes

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